The eventual result against Ecuador (3-1) was not as statistically awful as it may appear, seeing that teams playing at home usually aim to show their opponents that their home advantage is often judged by a two goal strength in their favour.
Former Brazilian World Cup winning captain Cafu will join a host of past National Team standouts from the 2006 World Cup squad for an exhibition match at Soogrim Trace Recreation Ground in Laventille from 6pm on Monday.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men conceded goals on either side of the half as they went down 3-1 to hosts Ecuador in Wednesday’s International Friendly at the Estadio Banco del Pacifico in Guayaquil.
Former W Connection winger Jomal Williams is maturing as a player and believes that his time spent outside with Murcielagos FC in the Mexican second division is playing a significant role in his growth.
When Gustavo Quinteros’ Ecuador takes to the field versus Trinidad and Tobago in Guayaquil, the encounter will enter the history books as the first match between the nations at full international level on the men’s side of the game. However, in the Quinteros era, March 2015 to present, it will not be the first occasion on which Ecuador has faced CONCACAF opposition. Of thirty matches during his mandate, both friendly and “competitive”, Ecuador has on ten occasions engaged teams from CONMEBOL’s neighboring confederation, facing six specific CONCACAF opponents (El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and the United States). While the latter four teams have each engaged the Ecuadorians twice, Haiti and El Salvador have played one match apiece in losing ventures versus Ecuadorian opposition (4-0 and 3-0 respectively).
Trinidad and Tobago captain in Wednesday night’s international friendly with Ecuador, defender Carlyle Mitchell is maintaining high spirits as this country looks ahead to its two crucial World Cup qualifying matches in early September against Honduras and Panama.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior men’s Team will be looking to pull off a positive display and result when they square of with Ecuador in their first ever meeting between the two teams at international level in Wednesday night’s friendly at the Estadio Pacifico Banco in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Kick off time is 8:30pm TT time.
Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence has indicated that preparations for the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifier at home to Honduras will resume on August 14th as he seeks to secure a second victory at home during the final round of Concacaf qualification to put this country’s qualifying hopes back on track.
Santa Rosa FC’s Keron Clarke will travel with the Trinidad and Tobago squad for Guayaquil, Ecuador later today after obtaining his passport this morning.